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Offline G3farms

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Valarium swarm #1 4-11-11
« on: April 24, 2011, 11:11:24 AM »
Just had finished catching the swarm at home and making a screened bottom board when the phone rang for a swarm call. All the way up town to a large night club that had a swarm on an outside wall in the patio area.

A big thanks to Randee for the call, she was excited that I came out to collect the swarm and was very interested in the bees. She was not afraid of them in the least, what a joy to do some up close education. Pointing out drones, the queen and the fact that most swarms are gentle, didn't even need my "bug suit" :mrgreen:

By g3farms at 2011-04-24
small swarm about a foot off of the ground.

By g3farms at 2011-04-24
The queen was an easy find, she was on the ground about four feet away.

By g3farms at 2011-04-24
A piece of cardboard for a bridge.

By g3farms at 2011-04-24
watching the gals march in.

By g3farms at 2011-04-24
Marching to a new home.
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

Offline jmblakeney

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Re: Valarium swarm #1 4-11-11
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 02:18:05 PM »
Seeing all these just puts a big smile on my face.  :-D

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Offline AllenF

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Re: Valarium swarm #1 4-11-11
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 07:17:36 PM »
Great pics there.   Thanks.